Food City to Build New Store in Kingsport, TN
ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, November 30, 2010) - Food City officials recently announced plans to construct a new supermarket on Clinchfield Street in Kingsport, TN. The 48,500+ square foot unit is expected to open in the Spring of 2011 and will mark the chain's third location for the Kingsport area.
"We currently operate two Kingsport locations and have received tremendous support from the area residents. We are extremely excited to be adding a third location and premiering some exciting new concepts for our company," said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.
Plans for the new store include a Bakery/Deli, complete with a Hot Food Bar and 36 seat Sit-Down Café; Food City Floral Boutique, offering a large assortment of fresh-cut floral arrangements, bouquets, gift items and staffed with a floral designer 7 days/week; Video department, stocked with the latest releases and classic favorites and full service Seafood and Meat Departments, with in-house meat cutters to hand cut steaks and fresh meat to order. A wide variety of pre-marinated and seasoned oven ready products will also be offered, in addition to a complete selection of top quality meats that are all-natural with no solutions added and Certified Angus Beef, as well as expanded Grocery, Frozen Food, Produce and Health & Beauty Care departments.
The location will also offer the added convenience of a Food City Pharmacy, equipped with a drive-thru for greater ease in prescription services and Food City Gas N' Go, featuring a large five pump station. Several new energy saving concepts will also be included, ranging from energy efficient glass doors on all dairy, beverage and lunch meat cases to a skylight system designed for maximum energy efficiency. The interior décor package will also debut a new floor design for the company.
"Our shoppers can count on the same top quality products, courteous service and competitive pricing they have come to expect from Food City, with added variety, selection and services," says Food City district manager, Les McSwain.
Customers will be able to move quickly through the checkouts, thanks to seven traditional lanes and an express lane. The store will also equipped with four self-checkouts, allowing customers to scan their items and pay for their purchases unaided, should they wish to do so.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores operates 106 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.